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Exploring diversity of ferns through watercolour – Intermediate painting – Lena Beckley

July 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

$89.00 – $119.00

ONE-DAY WORKSHOP – July 14, 2024 | 9 am – 4 pm

Embark on an enchanting exploration into the world of watercolour painting ferns in this immersive class. Participants will receive guidance to intricately capture the diverse beauty of these botanical wonders on paper. From the delicate fronds to replicating the lush textures of their foliage, students will explore a range of painting methods to breathe life into these green marvels while working with specimens of local New Brunswick ferns. Through this workshop students will gain watercolour techniques, as well as increased ability to identify fern diversity in New Brunswick.

The morning session will feature detailed demonstrations of these techniques, offering participants a thorough understanding of how to depict the intricate details of ferns in their paintings, covering a range of frond structures. In the afternoon, ample time will be provided for independent work, fostering creativity as students apply their newfound skills to their individual compositions. Personalized instruction and constructive feedback will be readily available throughout the class, aiding students in refining their watercolour abilities and producing lovely depictions of these mesmerizing plants. Get ready for a day brimming with inspiration and artistic exploration as we celebrate the diversity of ferns through the medium of watercolour.


Regular ticket price (March 22, 12 pm – June 30, 11:30pm ): $119

NBCCD staff, faculty, and current students receive 20% off regular ticket sales while supplies last. Find the NBCCD Discount ticket below.

Additional material fee: $30 paid to the instructor on the day of the workshop.

FAQ and refund information can be found at the bottom of this page.


Lena is a biologist and artist from New Brunswick. She leverages her artistic practice to engage with the natural environment outside of the scientific lens, although her artwork is greatly informed by scientific-styled illustration. Her work often involves detailed observational studies of biology located on the east coast. Lena tends to gravitate towards shells, mosses and fish, usually subjects that are found in the wild on the coast. Her painting practice allows her to dedicate time to close observation of various natural forms, celebrating the diversity of life we encounter on the east coast. 

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July 14
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$89.00 – $119.00
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Watercolour Fern - Intermediate painting
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If a workshop is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances regarding the instructor facilities or low enrolment, a 100% refund will be granted to registered participants. If class is cancelled due to weather, the course will be moved to the following weekend (unless otherwise specified). If you cannot attend the new scheduled time, you will be granted a 100% refund.

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